It’s no secret that in our own homeschool, as well as here on the site, that we love printables!
In fact, they’re a huge part of our learning here at home.
That doesn’t just mean worksheets though! No, we love finding ways to make our printables a little more interactive, like when we use them to practice fine motor skills during the fall and music throughout the winter. And we’ve done just that again today with these fun Christmas themed coloring printables!
These aren’t your average coloring pages! Oh no, these will get the kids involved in sending out holiday cards to all of your friends and family this holiday season!
The best part? We’re going to share with you just how we made them so that you and your little ones can make some of your very own!
Now don’t get too nervous! We’ve got a little secret that makes them super easy to make! Are you ready for it?
Yep, you read that right! These adorable Christmas cards and the many other possible variations can be made in just a few minutes using ready made graphics from Graphic Stock, an awesome subscription-based stock media site with over 250,000 graphics, images, vectors, icons, and more!
Speaking of images, the sweet little Christmas images on the front of our Christmas cards? All from Graphic Stock!
Ready to make a card of your own? First things first, head on over to Graphic Stock and sign up for the 7 day free trial. No obligation at all! You can cancel at any time during your trial and in the meantime, you can download up to 140 images!
Yep, they’ll let you try before you buy 🙂
Once you’ve found the perfect image and downloaded it, open it up in a photo editing program like Photoshop or even GIMP (essentially the free version of Photoshop), and use the paint tool in your program to turn your colored graphic to black and white.
Create a blank file in your paper size, we used regular 8.5″ by 11″ and copy and paste your new black and white image onto your blank page twice (once for each card).
Print it out, cut it in half, and you’re done!
Hand those beauties over to your little ones with a box of crayons and let the fun begin!
Want to check ours out before trying your hand at making your own? Grab the free printable below!
Ready to try making your own? We’d love to see them!
And we’re going to make it worth your while 🙂 Head on over to Graphic Stock and start your free trial, create a fun holiday printable of your own, and comment below sharing your festive creation for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Those definitely come in handy during the holiday season 🙂